High-Efficiency Common Heat Source for Field Food Service Equipment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-10-C-6517
Agency Tracking Number: N093-163-0254
Amount: $69,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-163
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
35 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02421
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jayanti Sinha
 Associate Principal Engin
 (617) 498-6125
Business Contact
 Ren,e Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (781) 879-1286
Email: wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution
The current common heat source for Marine Corps food service equipment is the Babington Airtronic burner, fielded first in the TRHS in 1996, and later in the M-59, FSU and EFK. A modern, highly fuel-efficient, common heat source is needed that can augment or replace the current burner system. The heat source, if fossil-fueled, is required to operate on logistic fuel (JP-8). TIAX has developed a patent-pending multi-fuel burner (which has already successfully operated with JP-8, DF-2, gasoline and propane) that has high-efficiency, low emissions, low parasitic power consumption, and is reliable and simple to maintain. The successful completion of Phase I will establish the feasibility and design of a high-efficiency burner heat source and mating hardware to be retrofitted to a TRHS. The Phase I effort will provide a foundation for Phase II development of a manufacturable prototype heat source and mating hardware. The successful completion of Phase II will result in a modern, high-efficiency, low-emissions, common heat source for existing Marine Corps food service equipment.

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